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Battery Maintenance Tips From CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE

When it comes to your vehicle, it all starts with the battery. Proper battery maintenance is important for two reasons:First, your vehicle won't start or run without it. Second, it is the key to the long life of your auto electrical system. If your battery isn't working efficiently, your alternator has to work overtime to make up for it, and other electrical components can suffer as well.A number of years ago sealed batteries were introduced to the local NEWNAN, GA, market. They were hailed as being 'maintenance-free batteries.' While it is true that you can't get in and adjust the electrolyte levels of a sealed battery, it is by no means maintenance free.Batteries are very sensitive to changes in the weather around GA. Temperature really affects auto battery performance. A battery inspection is an important part of your spring and fall checkups. Next time you're under your hood, take a look at your battery. Is it clean and free of residue? A dirty battery will drain. Is there corros ... read more

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Make Your Battery Last

Today's report from CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE is on vehicle batteries, why they die and what we can do to lengthen their life. Most of us have had a dead battery at one time or another. In fact, it would be very unusual if you hadn't. You may be surprised to learn that only 30 percent of NEWNAN vehicle batteries last for 48 months.Now that's an average. How long a battery lasts depends on many factors. You may not know that one of the biggest factors is the temperature where you live and drive around in GA. You might suppose that cold weather was harder on batteries because it takes more power to crank a cold engine, but the opposite is actually true. For more information on your battery, please visit us:CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE3210 HWY 34 ENEWNAN, GA 30265770.254.8261 Batteries in very cold climates have a life expectancy of 51 months as opposed to 30 months in very warm climates. The reason is simple: batteries are chemically more acti ... read more

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A New Battery in NEWNAN

Hello NEWNAN drivers, let's talk about batteries. Car batteries are just like any rechargeable battery. They will eventually wear out and die. If you are shopping for a new battery in NEWNAN, here's some auto advice to help you.There are two measurements to consider when purchasing a new battery: cold cranking amps and reserve capacity. The power required to start a cold engine is measured in cold cranking amps. The number you need is determined by what kind of vehicle you drive and where you live. In general, higher-cylinder engines require more cold cranking amps than lower-cylinder engines. In other words, an eight-cylinder engine needs more cold cranking amps than a six-cylinder one. Also, diesel engines require more cold cranking amps than gasoline engines.The weather where you live in GA also determines the number of cold cranking amps you need. The colder the vehicle engi ... read more

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Battery Replacement at CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE in NEWNAN

Battery Replacement at CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE in NEWNAN

Hello, welcome to CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE. Today's focus is batteries. It seems like everything in NEWNAN runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries we're most concerned with here at CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE are those in our customer's vehicles. Just like the batteries in our smoke detectors or TV remote, they wear out and need to be replaced . This can be thought of as the power output used to start a cold vehicle engine. The number of cold cranking amps you need depends on your vehicle and where you live in GA, specifically how cold it is. (Many NEWNAN drivers have first-hand experience trying to start their car on a cold winter morning.) The two factors are that the colder your vehicle's engine is, the more power it takes to turn the engine over to get it started. It has all that cold, sluggish oil to contend with.The other factor is that the chemical reaction in the battery that creates electrical energy is less efficient when the temperature dips. Let's sa ... read more

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Automotive Tips from CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE: Battery Testing

The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced at CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE when they are no longer able to hold a full charge.Batteries are a big ticket item for most NEWNAN drivers and it’s tempting to put off buying a new one as long as possible. But a battery that cannot hold a full charge requires the alternator to work extra hard, causing it to wear out prematurely.Your CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE service advisor can test your battery to see if it should be replaced. Testing is a good idea for GA drivers because a battery might still be good, but become dead because of a bad alternator or even a worn serpentine belt and tensioner. CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE3210 HWY 34 ENEWNAN, GA 30265770.254.8261  

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